WARNING: Today this journal lives up to its name. Grrr…
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
-George Bernard Shaw
So Proposal #3 was soundly defeated yesterday, 70-30%, and all 49 of the City Council incumbents were re-elected, most facing token opposition at best, leaving Democrats jumping for joy as their stranglehold on the City’s political system continues as, of the 51 total districts, 47 are headed by Democrats!
For all the supposed discontent with Bloomberg and the job he’s done as Mayor, it’s the City Council that approves the vast majority of what happens – or doesn’t happen – in this City and, as such, should receive at least equal villification. Of course, most people are stupid, reading no further than the headlines, if at all, and don’t bother to show up at the polls unless there’s a President to elect. If then!
Statewide, there are approx. 15.25 million registered voters. NYC has roughly 40% of those, 6.1 million. Further, it is estimated that roughly 25% of NYC residents that are eligible to vote are not even registered.
Yesterday, less than half a million people, a pathetic 8% of those registered, bothered to vote!
This all leads me to the conclusion that everything must be just fine here in the Big Apple. Right? Silence equaling consent and all. Vive le Bush! Right?
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. Indeed!